Alan Marson - New Food Innovation Limited
Serial innovator with a track record of over 40 first to market technology introductions, highly experienced in open innovation practice, with a international network of contacts throughout the food industry.
A career included spells in Northern Food, RHM, ABF and Premier Foods, as well a delightful 10 year spell of working for a business entrepreneur.
Managing Director of New Food Innovation, where a team of experienced industry and academic experts support food company's and technology providers with a range of innovation services.
I am especially pleased that we are able provide support to industry through our Junior Consultants program where we have mentored over 60 Food Science students to carry out high quality research and innovation projects and at the same time being able to provide the students with Industry training and development of the soft employability skills so important to get students "Job Ready".
The advent of the commercial scale production of microalgae and its introduction into the food chain will be reviewed through examining the development of Solazyme the USA - the young Californian biotechnology company whom with Bunge are completing a 300,000 mt capacity facility to utilise sugar waste to produce microalgae for a range of applications.